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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Caleb Parry scored the go-ahead run on a seventh-inning squeeze and Pitt upset top-seeded North Carolina 5-4 on Wednesday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament, sending the 12th-seeded Panthers into the semifinals.
Pitt (29-25) beat Georgia Tech 2-1 in Tuesday’s opener, then advanced with a 2-0 record to win Pool A in its first trip to the ACC tournament since joining the league in 2014.
The Tar Heels (37-18) had swept the three-game season series by a combined score of 32-5, but they managed five hits and left nine men on base this time.
Derek West (3-4) earned the win, allowing no runs or hits in five innings.
Josh Hiatt (3-2) took the loss, surrendering three hits and two runs in four innings.
Pitt will play the Pool D winner in Saturday’s semifinals, while UNC will end the tournament against Georgia Tech on Friday.
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